12 strokes
house on cliff 广
abolish, obsolete, cessation, discarding, abandon
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
698 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 廃止 【ハイシ】 abolition, discontinuance, discontinuation, repeal, annulment
  • 廃棄 【ハイキ】 disposal, abandonment, scrapping, discarding, abolition, annulment, cancellation, abrogation, repeal
  • 退廃 【タイハイ】 (moral) decay, (social) decline, decadence, corruption, degeneration, deterioration, decline (in prosperity)
  • 改廃 【カイハイ】 reform and (or) abolition, alteration or repeal, revision, reorganization, reorganisation

Kun reading compounds

  • 廃れる 【すたれる】 to go out of use, to become obsolete, to die out, to go out of fashion, to go out of style, to decline (e.g. of morals), to be lost, to go into decline (of a town, business, etc.)
  • 廃る 【すたる】 to go out of use, to become obsolete, to die out, to go out of fashion, to go out of style, to be hurt (of honour, reputation, etc.), to be harmed, to be sullied


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • obsoleto
  • descarte
  • abandono
  • descartar
  • desechar
  • ser obsoleto
  • ser desechado


  • cancelar
  • obsoleto
  • trégua
  • descarte
  • desembaraço


  • abolition
  • obsolète
  • cessation
  • déchets
  • mettre au rebut
  • abandonner
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